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Deputy: Sleepy driver to blame for crash

The driver of the car allegedly fell asleep behind the wheel. (Source: McCracken County Sheriff's Department) The driver of the car allegedly fell asleep behind the wheel. (Source: McCracken County Sheriff's Department)
MCCRACKEN COUNTY, KY (KFVS) -

An early morning crash in McCracken County sent the driver to the hospital.

According to the sheriff's department, deputies responded to the 4500 block of Clarks River Road around 4:45 a.m. for a report of a crash with injuries.

The deputies learned that the driver, a 21 year old woman from Brookport, fell asleep at the wheel, ran off the right shoulder of the road, and hit a truck on the side of the road.

The driver was taken to the hospital for treatment.

A lane of Clarks River Road was closed for about an hour for clean up.

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